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Other lives: Off grid

Recently, on a forum, we read about folks looking at on-line estate agents particulars and dreaming of owning impossible properties. We do this too. Most of the forum posts talked of huge houses but we dream of properties we could

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Other lives: Off grid

Recently, on a forum, we read about folks looking at on-line estate agents particulars and dreaming of owning impossible properties. We do this too. Most of the forum posts talked of huge houses but we dream of properties we could

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Yummy Summer Pudding

We were inspired by The Imperfect Kitchen blog to make a pear and rhubarb crumble with warm winter spices…..in the middle of summer. As is so often the case it really shouldn’t have worked but served with ice cream it

BakedAppleTheBigForest

Yummy Summer Pudding

We were inspired by The Imperfect Kitchen blog to make a pear and rhubarb crumble with warm winter spices…..in the middle of summer. As is so often the case it really shouldn’t have worked but served with ice cream it

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Wales: Portmeirion, a pop of colour

What: Portmeirion, a village in Gwynedd North Wales designed and built by Architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Construction started in 1927 and continued until 1975 however the strong sense of whimsy and nostalgia, the sculptures, the fanciful incorporation of architectural salvage

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Wales: Portmeirion, a pop of colour

What: Portmeirion, a village in Gwynedd North Wales designed and built by Architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Construction started in 1927 and continued until 1975 however the strong sense of whimsy and nostalgia, the sculptures, the fanciful incorporation of architectural salvage

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Wales: Time for tea

A recipe for Welsh Cakes comes later, but for a moment let us pause in 1888. A Welsh Tea, Machynlleth, 1888 Tea-time was fixed for 4 o’clock, because our only possible return train started at 5, and it would never

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Wales: Time for tea

A recipe for Welsh Cakes comes later, but for a moment let us pause in 1888. A Welsh Tea, Machynlleth, 1888 Tea-time was fixed for 4 o’clock, because our only possible return train started at 5, and it would never

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Wales: Snakes!

We needed some ozone and a brisk walk. Aberystwyth early morning. It is a university town so there must be a lively life to be lived here but it’s well hidden from the casual day tripper. If there is a

SerpentSeat3TheBigForest

Wales: Snakes!

We needed some ozone and a brisk walk. Aberystwyth early morning. It is a university town so there must be a lively life to be lived here but it’s well hidden from the casual day tripper. If there is a

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Wales: A forest trail

The smiley lady at the Coed-y-Brenin forest centre took our £2.50 and gave us a pack of trail and mountain bike route maps. The car park was full of school kids all booted up and ready for a long walk

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Wales: A forest trail

The smiley lady at the Coed-y-Brenin forest centre took our £2.50 and gave us a pack of trail and mountain bike route maps. The car park was full of school kids all booted up and ready for a long walk

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Wales: The adventure begins

We have just returned from the most perfect holiday. Eight days in a lovely cottage on a hillside in Wales. We will tell you more about the cottage soon, but now we are sorting through hundreds of photos and thinking

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Wales: The adventure begins

We have just returned from the most perfect holiday. Eight days in a lovely cottage on a hillside in Wales. We will tell you more about the cottage soon, but now we are sorting through hundreds of photos and thinking